Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, posted its first revenue decline in history Thursday, dragged down by a drop in ad spending as the economy falters — and as competition from rival TikTok intensifies.

The results largely followed a broader decline in the digital...

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political messages just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information...

Sunday, Apr. 10, 2022

A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal....

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022

As Russia's war in Ukraine  plays out for the world on social media, big tech platforms are moving to restrict Russian state media from using their platforms to spread propaganda and misinformation.

After the European Union's president called for a ban on Russian state media, a wave of...

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

The head of Instagram on Wednesday met with deep skepticism on Capitol Hill over new measures the social media platform is adopting to protect young users.

Adam Mosseri appeared before a Senate panel and faced off with lawmakers angry over revelations of how the photo-sharing platform can...

Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021

Bowing — perhaps only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will "pause" its work on a kids' version of its photo and video-oriented Instagram app. 

But what's not yet clear is just how seriously Facebook is...

Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021

A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal "let" Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook.

The stability of the cardboard framed beds in the athlete's village has been tested...

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called justified following Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is also a somber...

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes.

Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live...

Sunday, Jul. 19, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. has "dramatically" slashed its advertising budget on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. 

It's the latest setback for the social network, which is facing  a growing advertising boycott  over its policies and actions...

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